I don’t know if this is something to do with Zwift or my Wahoo Tickr, but over the last week, I’ve noticed a drop in the readings for my BPMs within Zwift. Regardless of new batteries, how washed the strap is, or how many times I reconnect the Tickr to Zwift, these are the things that I’m seeing when riding in any position on the bars / drops
- HR will “flat line” for minutes on time. For example, on my ride yesterday, the reading on screen was stuck at 152bpm for minutes on end.
- Prior to the last week, I didn’t have to fuss too much over the position of the strap, but now it seems particularly sensitive to position to the point where if I move it even a millimeter up or down, my HR readings will drop by about 10bpm
- Whether climbing or in a sprint, I often times “max” out at 155bpm, which given historical data, is incredibly low for an intense effort.
- However, if I sit upright, the readout in Zwift “spikes” to where it should be (157+), but drops to a lower reading (152ish) when I go back into the drops.
- I do have a fan blowing on me, but this has never been an issue. I don’t know if something became more sensitive in a recent Zwift or Wahoo update, but here we are.
I don’t know if this is an with Zwift, my strap, my Tickr, or something else. I haven’t had a chance to get outside for a ride to see if there’s something amiss, but it’s only been within the past week that this has become an issue (a friend of mine is having similar issues with his; basically the exact same setup as me). I’m going to reach out to Wahoo directly to see if this is a firmware issue, but wanted to start here because something seems amiss.
Is anyone else experiencing something like this with their Tickr?